Wednesday, 30 December 2009

I like Portsmouth Football Club and Jack Wilshere should go there

Ever since we smashed the shit outta Portsmouth 5-1 in the FA Cup a few years ago I've had a little soft spot for them. It helps that most of their fans now hate Harry Redknapp. I dislike the baggy-eyed bastard too.

That day we were unbelievable and the Pompey faithful were too. If I remember rightly Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were given standing ovations. How often do you see the home support giving an away team player the time of day let alone applauding them? It really was good stuff.

Since Pompey won the FA Cup it appears things have gone tits up down there at the south coast. I even read this afternoon that Portsmouth have a 'winding-up' petition by HM Revenue and Customs.

Forgive me if I appear ignorant, and I'm not winding you up, but I don't really know what this means. That's what my accountant is for. What I do know is that when those knob-noses are on your case then you are in trouble.

Forget the fact that Portsmouth are bottom of the table because this will be like a cup-final to them. It won't be easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

A cold Wednesday night by the sea sends shivers down my spine at the best of times but I'd find a cold Wednesday night by the sea in front of nigh on 20,000 crazy Pompey fan's a little intimidating.

And that, in my eyes, is the key to this game for Arsenal. Silence those nutters and the game will become a lot easier. If it's anything like that FA Cup quarter final in 2004 you never know it may become like a home game for us!

Talking of cup-finals Arsenal must treat every game like one from now till the end of the season. We cannot go into any match half-hearted.

That is my fear about games like tonight. The players may look at the league table and just expect that their very presence is enough for the three points. At times this season I think we have been more guilty of doing that than Boy George was for hand-cuffing that geezer to a wall.

As I've said, I like Portsmouth but I hope that we smash the shit outta them. After tonight I wish them the best of luck for the rest of the campaign and I truly hope that they stay up.

A player who may help them stay up could be our very own Jack Wilshere. Arsene Wenger has said that the little maestro needs a loan spell away from Arsenal to help his development. I couldn't think of a better place for him to go. As long as they paid him.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Monday, 28 December 2009

Cesc Fabregas wouldn't get into the Aston Villa team

'Also Cesc wouldn't get into the Villa midfield. Milner and Petrov are too good together. You will see at the weekend.'

The above is a comment that was left by an Aston Villa fan on Christmas eve. I've a feeling that this person was on the sherry whilst writing the comment. It's the only explanation I can think of.

Cesc Fabregas tore Aston Villa a new hole in their arse yesterday. His performance was breath-taking and he was only on the pitch for 25 minutes! Imagine if he played the whole 90, we'd probably have got into double figures.

The game needed someone to grasp it by the scruff of the neck and the little Spaniard duly accepted the responsibility. It may have come at a cost, Fabregas limped off after scoring his second, but it was worth it because that was the best performance I've think I've ever seen in 25 minutes in my whole entire stinking existence.

It was Roy of the Rovers stuff. It was amazing. It was a real captains performance.

When he came on Cesc seemed to raise the performance of everyone yesterday. The players and the stadium was lifted. I only wish some of that would rub off on Eduardo.

It seems to me that the little Crozillian is suffering from a major lack of confidence at the moment. I'd have backed my house, my cat, my car and my lucky pants on Eduardo scoring that early chance yesterday. He did everything but score. The turn to create the chance was immense but his finish let him down. I'm sure he did the same against Hull City last week too.

I really feel for him at the moment and want him to do well so badly. After what he has been through he deserves a bit of luck. We need to stick by him because he will come good again. He is to good a player not too.

Suffering an injury like he did is bound have an effect. It would on anyone. We need to be patient with Eduardo and let him feel he way back into regular football. In my opinion he is the best finisher in the Premiership and that is an awesome weapon to have.

I won't change my mind on a fully-fit and confident Eduardo being able to score 15-20 league goals a season for us. Let's give him time and support him through this spell.

What about Diaby? Let's hope he gets a bit of luck too. He is hitting a real peak of form at the moment and is showing that he is becoming a vital player for Arsenal. He needs a bit of luck because the poor bastard has suffered injuries at the worst times.

The Frenchman can dominate the midfield and until our little skipper came on was easily the best player on the park. He made mincemeat of Petrov and Milner. If he can continue this streak then we won't lose many battles in the centre of the park.

As for Aston Villa, they will be battling for the Champions League places at the end of the season. They are a good side but I think with the likes of Heskey and Carew in the team they tend to use the 'direct hoof' quite a lot. Gallas and Vermaelen were brilliant coping with the aerial threat Villa bombarded us with. They deserve a lot of credit for that because it's something we have been criticized for not being able to deal with.

I fancied us to give Villa a good hiding yesterday and that we duly did. My only gripe is that I had a bet on Diaby being first goal scorer, not last, and I had a little sneaky bet on 3-1. I was going to do 3-0 but changed my mind at the last minute. What a twat eh?

Keep it Goonerish.............

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Villa are no mug side but they are due a hiding and we are due to give one!

Aston Villa are flying higher than David Hasselhoff after a night on the piss and coming third in a German sausage competition but I think they could be due a huge comedown soon. In fact it could be sooner than they think.

I'm laying it all down on the line here and going all out. I fancy Arsenal to win today and I fancy Arsenal to win bad. There comes a time when a team destroys a rival and I honestly feel that Arsenal could do that to Villa.

Of course I'm not underestimating Aston Villa. They are a very good side who sit high in the league table; deservedly so too. They come to the Emirates full of confidence and rightly so. After all, they have beaten Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool this campaign and will feel that they can complete the 'Grand Slam' by beating us.

After the way the weekend's results have gone for us so far its vital we win today. It would heap pressure on Manchester United and Chelsea. Those two clubs are looking vulnerable at the moment and it's important that we make them feel even more worried about us.

I can feel it in my water. I feel a big win for Arsenal today. As I say, I mean no disrespect to Villa but I just have that feeling in my stomach that Arsenal will be right up for this one and if it all clicks then Villa are in for a very tough afternoon.

Keep it Goonerish..............

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Stephen Hunt/Phil Brown are the new Robbie Savage/Sam Allardyce

Two people I can't stand in football are Robbie Savage and Sam Allardyce. Absolute knobs.

Occasionally Robbie Savage's antics have made me laugh but only because they are so pathetic. It's laughing at him, not laughing with him.

I remember Robbie Savage getting Gilberto Silva sent off at Ewood Park and I wasn't laughing then. Incidents like that sum players like Robbie Savage up. Annoying little fuckers whose main aim in a game is to disrupt things and stop the opposition from performing.

When we played Hull City last week Stephen Hunt reminded me a lot of Robbie Savage. He was buzzing about kicking people and annoying them. Generally being a little twat.

Robbie Savage maybe a cock but at least he has a little character off the pitch. Having a shit in the ref's toilet and not flushing after is one example I can think of. Stephen Hunt brings nothing more than spoiling and is the modern day Robbie Savage. But without any charisma.

I suppose playing for someone like Phil Brown suits Hunt down to the ground. In my opinion the tanned one is the muggiest manager about at the moment. Even muggier than Sam Allardyce and I thought that was impossible.

Phil Brown was taught by the former muggiest manager about for over six years and has taken mugginess to an absolute new level. In fact I think the orange one has raised the bar of mugginess to an unreachable height.

Fat Sam hates Arsenal and his disciple has taken that on board. Any chance to have a pop and the oompa loopa will attack. It's an obsession.

I never thought that I would hate anyone in football as much as I do Robbie Savage or Sam Allardyce. Well, I'm as surprised as anyone to discover that there are dick-heads out there who are as irritating as both. If not worse.

Stand aside Fat Sam. Stand aside Lilly Savage. You have been bettered and I never thought this was possible. Stephen Hunt the cunt and Phil Brown the clown have surpassed even your impeccably annoying standards.

Keep it Goonerish................

Friday, 25 December 2009

Sod Christmas, I just want three points against Villa!

I'll be honest, Christmas doesn't really do it for me.

All that getting up at the crack of dawn (not Dawn French), the Queen's speech, sitting round the table playing happy families when really you wanna spark out the mother-in-law, playing scrabble or eye-spy, pretending you like the socks you were bought;

It just aint for me.

What I want on Christmas day is a plate of turkey, stuffing, copious amounts of Coors lights and about a million of those little sausages wrapped in bacon. That's what Christmas is all about for me. Those pigs in blankets. I fucking love those things.

When the day is finally over, *yippee*, we usually play on Boxing Day. In this festive period however, we do not. It seems in recent weeks that we have to play a day later than our rivals. Perhaps Wenger was right when he said that whoever produced the fixture list was 'special'.

Back to Villa. This game is massive. It's even bigger than the pants I got as a present this morning. So sod Christmas, I just want three points against Aston Villa.

Seriously though, even though I hate Christmas I hope you all have a good 'un! Be merry and enjoy. Its a day off work. For most.

Keep it Goonerish...................

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Now Aston Villa fans can start getting saucy!

We face Aston Villa in the Christmas period this season and we faced them last campaign around the same time.

At the moment Aston Villa, like last year, are flying high. I have every reason to believe that they can last the pace this time around.

About 12 months ago I had plenty of Villa supporters coming on this very site and lets be honest, they were giving it large! They honestly believed that they would finish in the top four and, of course, it would have been at our expense.

I told them to jog on and come back at the end of the season because I didn't think they could last the pace, that Arsenal would come good before the end of the season and finish comfortably above Aston Villa in the league table.

Call me Mystic Wrighty but it happened and to be honest, I've hardly heard from a Villa fan since!

This time around Aston Villa can last the pace and I expect that they will be challenging for the last Champions League place at the end of the season. I look at Villa and I see a strong side with a good manager. The disappointment of last season will be a good motivation for them.

Looking around some Villa blogs I've read a lot of Villans saying that they shouldn't fear Arsenal and many more are even suggesting that they have a better side than ours. Now, I agree Villa shouldn't fear us but they do not have a better side than ours. That would be called getting above themselves again!

At the moment the difference in ambition is that Arsenal are going for the title and Villa are going for the Champions League places. Villa are dangerous but championship contenders they are not.

Of course they will argue differently. They have beaten three of last seasons top four already this season and are aiming to make us number four. While I see this as a difficult game I think we will have too much for them.

Villa fans have a lot to look forward too. They will not fall off the pace this season and I genuinely believe that. They will challenge for the top four.

We however, also have a lot to look forward too. We can win the league! We can be champions! Chelsea and United are there for the taking and we have to take advantage. We have to win games against the likes of Villa and I'm sure we will this weekend.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Could Klaas-Jan Huntelaar revive his career with us?

About this time last year if you were asked whether you wanted Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in your team you'd probably have been pretty excited by the prospect.

The man was a goal-machine, albeit in a weaker Dutch league, but was untested in a stronger European one. However, he has a strong goal-scoring record at international level.

He signed for Real Madrid in January 2009 and the move ended up being a nightmare for him. The Hunter became a victim of Real Madrid going back to their old-school 'Galactico’ policy and in short, was shipped as soon as possible.

The move to AC Milan in the summer of 2009 has been a bit of a bastard to Huntelaar too. He has been kept out of the team and has struggled to regain the type of form he showed at Ajax, the type of form that gave him the nickname 'The Hunter'.

His country, Holland, are one of the favourites for the World Cup in 2010 but the Dutchman has been warned that he is expected to be playing regular football if he wants to go to the World Cup. He isn't getting regular football at Milan, that's for sure.

In fact, he's probably getting the hump with all the splinters in his arse from the bench.

We have been linked with Huntelaar numerous times over the years and I have to say that many Gooners were upset that we have never signed him. Maybe Wenger has seen reasons not to sign him? Maybe he felt that 'The Hunter' wasn't good enough for Arsenal or the English Premier League? After all, he hasn't really set Spain or Italy alight has he?

My take is that in the past he would probably have cost a huge amount of money and we know that Arsene Wenger sees a players valuation and won't go higher. We were probably priced out of a move. Nothing wrong with that. I'm only assuming mind.

In my opinion, now could be a good time to make a move. It may seem that 'The Hunter' has been a flop over the last 12 months but I honestly feel that he could thrive at Arsenal. And we need a striker.

If circumstances had been different for him at Real Madrid then we could be looking at a player who is top-scorer in the Spanish league. It's not his fault he wasn't a big enough name for the 'Galactios'.

His confidence has probably sapped due to his time at Madrid and Milan have hardly helped matters. He hasn't really been given a chance to show what he can do there and to see a fat Ronaldinho playing if front of you can't help.

He needs to be revived. Arsene Wenger is the man for reviving players. A player with an undoubted scoring ability, desperate to go to the World Cup, and one who wants to prove himself in a top European league. Sounds good to me.

We need a striker, I see no reason why 'The Hunter' can't have fresh breath breathed into his careers lungs and at the same time help Arsenal to trophies.

Keep it Goonerish...........

Sunday, 20 December 2009

I was more impressed by the fight than the performance!

Have that Phil Brown. Have that right in your fake-tanned, frazzled, oompa loompa face! Did you see him? Trying to header an imaginary ball? Twat!

Sorry, rant over. I just don't like Phil Brown.

What a crucial win that was. After seeing Manchester United lose, and lose quite heavily, Spurs, Villa and Manchester City win, that was a very pleasing three points to earn.

The pressure was on the boys and they responded. It shows character and maybe in the past we haven't showed that kind of character often enough. We did it last week when results went our way but then flopped against Burnley so we do have it. We just need to show it more.

Speaking of character I was very impressed by the fight in the match. Now don't for one second believe that I am a hooligan who loves to watch a brawl. That's only on a Tuesday. I was impressed by the way the players stuck together and really looked after each other.

Now, Nasri proved himself to be a right little git by stamping on that Hull City players foot but the way he went down was embarrassing wasn't it? It was like a sniper from row Z took him out. I swear if someone in my Sunday or Saturday football team went down like that we'd have left him there.

What followed gave me a little happy feeling in my stomach. Hull players larged it, especially that midget Hunt and former Spud Barmby, but the Arsenal players responded and immediately raced in to stick up for their pal Nasri. The melee that followed was hand-bags really and it continued down the tunnel at half-time.

Now you may say Wrighty, you are out of line here, how can you give the thumbs up to that kind of behaviour? There were kids watching. My reason? It's because we have been accused of being softies and it showed that we have a lot of fight in the team. It proves that we have players willing to defend each other and stick together.

It's times like this when you know who your mates are and this whole Arsenal team proved to each other that they have got each others backs. How quick was Silvestre to race in? That's good stuff. He has his critics but I think people have a stubborn on view on Silvestre. Le-Grove think so too. And I agree with them that he had a very good game yesterday. I also agree that this game in hand has become a farce. It was cancelled in August for Jebus Christ.

So we were written off by almost everyone and in truth we have always been right bang in the mixer. What can annoy me is that it's only December and people are quick to write us off. Even Gooners do it.

Of course I can understand the frustration at times and it seems a little silly to say be patient because we have been for five years now! But we have to believe we can win the title. I do. If we can create that feeling throughout everyone then we have a fantastic chance.

Get that feeling spread around and it will show through to the players. Then maybe they will believe even more too. The fight we showed yesterday proves to me this squad have the bollocks, lets show some bollocks too and get right behind them.

Keep it Goonerish....................

Friday, 18 December 2009

Wenger you fool! Phil Brown and Tony Pulis achieve their season's targets and Le Boss to Manchester City?

Here we go again. The usual suspects are coming out in force to have a pop at Arsene Wenger. There is nothing new there really is there?

The lame-brain dimbalow's like Phil Brown and Tony Pulis were just biding their time and now they have achieved their season's target and it aint even Christmas yet!

And I'm not talking about avoiding relegation either. No, their campaign target is to have a go at Arsene Wenger because amongst the BHWB* it is the most popular thing to do.

The likes of Mark Hughes, Tony Pulis, Fat Sam Allardyce, Harry Redknapp and Phil Brown can't wait to get the claws out and dig them deep into Arsene Wenger's back. I can imagine them all having a lovely cup of British tea discussing when is the best time to strike.

Mark Hughes had a go during the game against Manchester City and did after the match too, while Tony Pulis and Phil Brown have opened their gates over Wenger's comments about fixture congestion and weakened sides. As it happens, Fat Sam aint said anything yet but I can imagine him shit-stirring the others into doing his dirty work.

Harry Redknapp? That baggy-eyed bastard can't even control his players. Here

What Pulis and Brown do not understand is that Arsene Wenger is a very clever man and he has reason's for coming out with such a barbed comment. He spoke about fixture congestion and weakened side's because he knew that it would cause a reaction; thus taking the attention of the fact we only drew at Burnley.

It's called taking the heat off your team!

Of course we can't expect the slightly dim for not realising this. But then again Phil Brown isn't the brightest spark is he? Too many sunbeds have frazzled his brain. Phil would rather hit the head-lines for the wrong reasons. He loves the lime-light and if his team suffers then so be it. Remember his half-time talk on the pitch? That just embarrassed professional football players and put his name in lights.

Tony Pulis? I think he is just trying to follow the British trend that the likes of Fat Sam, Brown and Hughes have set. In case Pulis' case, he is new to the BHWB and is just trying to fit in. Brown served his apprenticeship under the leader Fat Sam, Hughes likewise with Fergie. Fergie has retired from the BHWB.

These donuts should just concentrate on their own.

Also I read today that Manchester City have targeted Arsene Wenger. That would make him even less popular amongst the BHWB! Imagine Wenger taking one of their jobs!

Could you seriously see Arsene Wenger at Manchester City? He turned down Real Madrid for crying out loud. Not only that, Wenger has always spoken about morals and he believes that the way City are doing things is immoral.

I don't really care how Manchester City do things really. They have money so they spend it, they have every right to spend it. But could you imagine Wenger at City?

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan - 'Arsene, you have billions to spend. Why don't you use it?'

Wenger - 'Because it is immoral and I believe in this young team.'

Nuff said.

*BHWB-British Hate Wenger Brigade

Keep it Goonerish........................

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A cold Wednesday night in Burnley? These are the nights that worry me!

Tonight, in my opinion, is a bigger test than Liverpool were on Sunday.

On paper you would say that Liverpool at Anfield would be a harder game than against Burnley at Turf Moor but football is not always that straight forward!

An away game against the likes of Burnley in the cold month of December is one that Arsenal have struggled with in recent years. To prove that we are genuine title contenders, and I believe we are, we have to win tonight.

Nothing other than a win is acceptable. I'm not saying that Arsenal have a divine right to win, and I know for a fact that Burnley will make it extremely uncomfortable, but it is no good getting a fantastic result at Liverpool and losing or drawing tonight because it makes that vital win at Anfield pointless.

Burnley will be up for this. Games against the likes of Arsenal are their cup finals and we have to match their commitment. If we don't then I shudder to think what could happen.

In recent times I've always worried about Arsenal when we face games like the one tonight. We have been vulnerable.

I hope the Arsenal players don't turn up and think that just their very presence is enough to win the game because we have made that mistake in the past and paid for it. We have to want the win and want it bad.

I've backed this squad from the beginning and I thoroughly believe that come the end of the season we will still be challenging for the Premiership crown. Despite title's not being decided in December, tonight will provide a real test to this Arsenal side's title credentials and it's a test we must come through.

Keep it Goonerish..................

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

If Wayne Rooney/Steven Gerrard were foreign they would be hung, drawn and quartered!

If Wayne Rooney was called Wolfgang Roonio or Steven Gerrard was named Staffan Gerard then I should imagine that reactions throughout the English media may have been a little different over the last 10 days or so.

Remember earlier in the season when our very own Eduardo, a foreigner, dived against Celtic? Of course you do, and will for a long time. Probably because the onslaught from the English media became a massive witch-hunt.

Arsene Wenger was criticised for defending Eduardo at the time but looking back you have to make him right. I know Eduardo did go down easy against Celtic, in fact, he dived. The reaction following the incident though was unbelievable.

What I would like to know is, why haven't Rooney and Gerrard suffered the same vicious campaign as Eduardo did? The obvious answer is because both are English and when English players dive then a blind eye is turned.

No wonder Arsene Wenger felt the need to defend Eduardo.

The silence following Gerrard and Rooney's dives over the last 10 days has been deafening. Both incidents have almost been wiped off the face of the earth and the worst thing is both players have previous and yet still nothing is said.

The Eduardo situation was the first time that I have ever seen him do anything like that. People may argue but the fact is Rooney and Gerrard are serial divers. Just type in 'Wayne Rooney diving' or 'Steven Gerrard diving' on YouTube and you will see so much footage.

For a change Rooney was caught out and booked for yet another blatant attempt to con the ref at the weekend. Had he got away with it again I'd have really felt for Aston Villa because we Gooners have been cheated out of games not once, but twice by Wayne Rooney theatrics.

Steven Gerrard will probably feel harshly done by at Anfield against us on Sunday. My immediate reaction was that he dived. Replays show that the Gallas tackle could have gone either way really. Perhaps the ref had the Gerrard dive against Blackburn from the previous week fresh in his mind.

If Theo Walcott, an Arsenal and England player of course, dived and the media failed to pick up on it, like they have with Rooney and Gerrard, then I would question it. The fact is both have got away from a public mullering when really if they were foreign, like Eduardo, they would have been hung, drawn and quartered.

It stinks of hypocrisy and the smell of something else wafts stronger too; Xenophobia.

Keep it Goonerish...................

Friday, 11 December 2009

He's free, he's class, let's sign him before we regret it!

The other day, unless I'm mistaken, I'm sure heard Le Boss say that we needed a striker. Now I didn't clean my ears properly that day but Wenger also said the player had to be free and world class.

Now forgive me if I'm wrong but there are not a lot of players out there who really come into that category. It's kinda clutching at straws. One player who has crossed my mind, and many times over the years, is the Brazilian striker, Adriano.

Adriano is available on a free transfer. He has proven in the past that he is world class and I reckon that Arsene Wenger should take a gamble and sign him for Arsenal. After all, Wenger took a gamble on Amauri Bischoff so why not Adriano?

People will say that there aren't that many clubs after him, and that clubs like West Ham are interested in him so he isn't good enough for Arsenal. I say take a chance. If we don't we may well regret it.

What happens if he signs for West Ham and plays like his old-self? Give it a year and he'll be signing for Manchester United for £15m and Wenger will be saying that we had a chance to sign him when he was free. I've heard that before!

I believe that clubs may not take a gamble because of his bad-boy reputation. Who else is better than making players believe in themselves and getting them back to their best? Look no further than Arsene Wenger.

Players in this Arsenal squad would benefit hugely from having a talent like Adriano in the team. Its a win-win situation. And all for nothing?

Sometimes you have to take a gamble. In the summer I said that maybe Arsenal should make a move for Micheal Owen, who was a free transfer at the time. I was slated. Around 2-3 days later he signed for Manchester United. Now I know that he hasn't set the world alight there but he was worth a gamble and look how he repaid United the other night.

It's World Cup year and Adriano will want to go. He has a point to prove. Imagine how he will play for the remainder of this season. Out of his skin I suspect.

Some will say I'm playing Football Manager with this one. I'm just summing up what Wenger has said and I'm suggesting a target. In my eyes it's an opportunity that cannot be missed.

Strong, lethal in front of goal, good in the air and all for nothing. Come on Arsene, sign him up!

Keep it Goonerish..............

Arsenal AND Liverpool still in it

Neither Arsenal or Liverpool go into this game in the best of form but it has to said that both clubs always seem to react when their backs are against the wall.

Everyman, his dog, uncle, nan and carpet have written both clubs off. Looking at the amount of defeats we and Liverpool have suffered in the league you could understand why they may all have a point. Even the dog.

Okay, Arsenal and Liverpool have lost more times than Manchester United and Chelsea but I don't write either off. It may sound mad, it may sound that I've lost my marbles but in my crazy mind I honestly don't believe that the race is just between United and Chelsea.

The current top two are well beatable and that has been proved already this season. Of course ourselves and Liverpool have proved we are beatable too but I reckon that you could probably allow for 6-7 defeats and still be crowned Premiership champions.

It's so open this campaign and it's only Arsenal and Liverpool's inconsistancy at crucial times that is preventing us both from being closer to the top of the table. We have already gone on a long unbeaten run this season and I see no reason why we can't do it again. Liverpool haven't really been on a run as a such but you know that they are more than capable of stringing together a sequance of unbeaten games.

People will always say Manchester United and Chelsea have the strongest sides on paper. This is another thing that I disagree with. Full strength Arsenal and Liverpool sides can match those two all day long.

I hate to use injuries as an excuse but how can you not when you see the decimated squad that Arsenal have? Sometimes injuries can be dealt with but when it's at such a crucial period of the season and not forgetting the amount we have had to content with, you can understand why we have hit this bad run of form.

Liverpool have suffered too and playing a big part of the season without their two most influencial players in Gerrard and Torres haven't helped their chances. Both are available for Sunday and that's why I reckon that playing Liverpool, right now, is a dangerous time to go to Anfield.

As it happens, I fancy this one to be very tight. I expect Arsenal to play Liverpool off the park as is the case when Arsenal play most sides! My only hope though is that we actually take/create enough chances to win the game. We are always vunerable at the back and with Gerrard and Torres playing you have to say that Liverpool pose a big danger.

There will be goals. Liverpool haven't had the best record at home this season and if Arsenal were flying, like before the last international break, then I would say Liverpool were there for the taking. Le Grove believe there couldn't be a better time to play Liverpool whereas I'm slightly more cautious!

I'm reckoning a score draw is on the cards. I'd take 4-4 and Arshavin to score all eight but I doubt it will be that many this time around.

A point is always regarded as a good result at Anfield and I'd settle for that this weekend. We can build on that and get our season back on track. Liverpool can too.

Keep it Goonerish.....................

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Imagine the impact?

Whilst it can feel safe and secure having familiarity surrounding you, sometimes a little change can be good. It's a bit like me. I love a Coors Light and a Silk Cut. Sometimes though I can get a little wild and have a Peroni and a Benson and Hedges Silver. Its just the way I am.

Today I've read, and I can read, that Dennis Bergkamp has claimed Arsene Wenger wants him back at Arsenal. Not in a playing sense as the experienced striker we all want, that would be silly, but to join the coaching set-up.

What are you waiting for Dennis??!!

Of course Dennis Bergkamp is currently at Ajax, as the youth team coach. Ajax, like Arsenal, will always have a big place in Bergkamp's heart and the Ajax fans may love the Dutchman but I doubt that they love him like we Gooners do!

That's why I'm calling for 'God' to come back home now. Imagine the impact that bringing the Ice-Man back into the fold would have at the club? Not only would it raise the players but it would raise us Gooners too.

Over at Le Grove the guys talk about the impact the likes of Arshavin and Vermaelen have made with Arsenal. I totally agree. Of course as players they have an influence on and off the field but imagine the influence of someone like Dennis Bergkamp on this squad. The man has been there, done that and done it some more.

An Arsenal legend, if these players couldn't learn from him then who could they possibly learn from?

A change behind the scenes may do Arsenal some good too. It's been pretty much the same set-up for a while now and the arrival of someone like Dennis Bergkamp would freshen things up a little.

Bergkamp has said that he and Arsene Wenger share the same vision, that's great because we Gooners have become accustomed to a very familiar type of football nowadays. What Bergkamp will bring is different ideas and that will only benefit our boys.

Ajax churn out player after player of quality who play football the right way. Arsenal do too. The next step up for Bergkamp at this stage of his career would be to join Arsenal sooner rather than later.

It makes sense. Come home 'God!'

Keep it Goonerish................

Monday, 7 December 2009

I hope Steve Gerrard stays on his feet this Sunday!

Let me start by saying that this isn't a pop at Steve Gerrard! In my honest stinking opinion I reckon that he is the England national team's best player by far. Frank Lampard? Wayne Rooney? They couldn't lace Gerrard's boots.

But doesn't he go down a little easy??

Now Liverpool supporters will say 'What a cheek!' especially when there was the Eduardo incident earlier this season. Liverpool themselves have had the same with N'Gog. Pretty embarrassing for both clubs I might add.

But back to Gerrard, against Blackburn he went down very easily again. He does it quite regularly in fact. I've seen a You-Tube clip and I have to say that the Liverpool skipper goes down easier than Paris Hilton.

If he was from Southern Europe, played in the Premiership and did this as often as he does then he would be classed as a diver. If he was from Southern Europe, played in Southern Europe and did this as often as he does he would be seen as clever.

The fact is he is plays in the Premiership, goes down often but this is often overlooked because he is English. Pure and simple. The Match of the Day presenters laughed off what he did against Blackburn. Is this fair?

My concern is that he does the same against us at Anfield on Sunday because I have no doubt that the referee will give a penalty. It happened in the Champions League with Ryan Babal.

This a massive game for us and Liverpool. Despite people saying both clubs are out of the title race I disagree. Both are still in the race.

I just hope that another massive Anfield match between us isn't decided another dodgy penalty decision.

Keep it Goonerish.................

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, back in the race we go!

Morning all!

My football match was called off due to adverse weather conditions. Apparently it's too wet. The groundsman may have a point, I'm sure I just saw Noah go past my bedroom window. Now my problem is that football on a Sunday is one of a number of physical activities in my week. The others being getting pissed and drinking from dog-bowls. I could just go swimming. It appears that a swimming pool has formed itself in my back garden over night.

Anyway, onto Arsenal and this very rare Sunday post. So rare it could be a collectors item. We are back. We looked very impressive against Stoke City yesterday. The pessimistic will say that it was only Stoke but you can only beat what is in front of you. We did. And did it well.

A lot of stick has been thrown at Arsenal lately. Well it was always gonna happen, and we probably deserved it. Three defeats in a row aint the greatest of form but maybe this stick gave Arsenal a kick straight up the jacksie.

If I was Arsene Wenger I'd use little man syndrome for these players. We are probably the smallest team in the Premiership. Not quite Snow White's mates but not far from it either. On their day these little fellas in Arsenal shirts can play the best football ever seen to mankind. That's no joke.

Our problem is the likes of Chelsea can stop us from playing this Harlem globe-trotter style and brand of football. We seem to be out-muscled. I wouldn't say bullied but even if we eat our weetabix man just can't compete.

What do we do? I think we need to get the cheque book out. Le Boss needs to dust down the old wallet and spend some wonga. I'd sign a striker because in my eyes you defend from the front and the little fellas like Eduardo and Vela, try as they might, won't get a lot of joy from the likes of John Terry.

Nickla Bendtner could. But like RVP he is injured. RVP's season is pretty much over. It aint pretty though. You cannot rely on Nikki B all season because we could find ourselves in this position again. Like we are in now!

With this new formation we are using, one main striker, you need someone with plenty of strength and work-rate. RVP was beginning to show that side to his game before he was written off for the season.

Over at Le Grove they give Arshavin a big gee up. He signed in January last season and he gave Arsenal and Gooners a real lift when we needed it. Signing someone this January could have a similar impact.

So who do we sign? In my opinion, it doesn't even have to be a permanent deal for anyone. A loan signing could do the trick. In some quarters I've seen the name Adriano mentioned. Now I used to love Adriano. He was massive in my eyes and I don't mean his weight. He has had some well-publicised problems but he seems over them. Perhaps a loan deal for him? If, he was back to his best. And he would be available in the Champions League. Wenger would be ideal for him.

Chamakh is an obvious choice for some. It's known that Wenger has shown interest in him in the past. Like Arshavin was, he'd be cup-tied in the Champions League so it wouldn't faze Wenger to sign him. He'd probably be a cheap option. Wenger style.

It's difficult thats for sure but there are options out there for Arsene Wenger. If we do make a signing it needs to be someone with a physical presense. Little Arshavin did the trick yesterday but we can't rely on that for the rest of the season.

Keep it Goonerish...............

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Perhaps Wenger's petulance is a smart move?

Well that was frustrating! I dunno what would be more frustrating to be honest. Watching that game and being beat 3-0 (again) or having all the Playboy bunnies gyrating naked in front of me, giving me the come-on, whilst having my hands tied behind my back and being blindfolded.

One thing is for certain, and in spite of this defeat being in the Carling Cup, we need to stop this rot quickly. The faster the better and in my eyes, this game against Stoke City at the weekend could be the biggest game in our season. This early!

We need to win, and need to win badly. A much needed win is vital because we have some difficult matches coming up. At the moment, hand on heart, do you fancy these boys going to tough away games at Liverpool and then a freezing Burnley on a Wednesday night and getting wins?

I'm not reading too much into this game tonight but I reckon that the manner of the defeat could be another blow to our confidence. As against Chelsea we rarely threatened to score, again, and I have to say that we are looking short of ideas in attack at the moment.

That's fair enough, you have times when you struggle in front of goal, but our problem is that at the other end we always look like conceding. We are like someone puking and shitting at the same time, suffering at both ends!

Maybe this the reason for Wenger's petulance at the end of the game. I understand that Wenger takes losing about as good as John Terry's mother takes things from M&S but at times he needs to take it on the chin.

Of course he had a barney with Mark Hughes during the game but to walk down the tunnel at the end without shaking hands is a little bit silly. It's silly because it gives twats like Phil Brown and Mark Hughes ammo in the future. Not forgetting the media who will probably have a field day.

Maybe its clever play from Le Boss? Maybe he did this to take the probable media onslaught away from the fact we have lost three in a row and deflect the attention on to him? Could be a smart move.

Keep it Goonerish.................

Monday, 30 November 2009

Wrighty7's Arsenal/Chelsea dog bowl challenge!

Yesterdays result made me sick in more ways than one. Not only were we battered more than a sausage down my local chippy but I had to drink a pint of lager from a Chelsea dog bowl!
I don't have a habit of drinking Carling Extra Cold this way. Its a challenge a pal and I set-up last season before Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. That day my pal had to drink from an Arsenal dog bowl.
Unfortunately for me since that day, where I had the last laugh, I've had to down my lager from a Chelsea dog bowl three times and its fast becoming a liberty.
What has happened to the days when we could wear a blindfold and still beat Chelsea? They seem a distant memory. It's flipped reversed and yesterday was the perfect example.
We used to be like Chelsea. An immovable object that bulldozed everything in our path, all while playing attractive football too. We could mix it up when needed too. We were never bullied. Le-Grove tell of Chelsea's power and I make them right.
I hate to say it but Chelsea were incredible yesterday. To come to the Emirates and beat us 3-0 takes a lot of doing and they look unstoppable at the moment. I think we may have seen the Premiership champions.
Of course Arsenal are not out of the title race. Its far to early to dismiss us. Earlier in the season we came from international duty and lost two games in a row but then went on a very long unbeaten run. We've done the same again and we need a similar response.
I'm not giving up on Arsenal yet. I refuse too. Its a big ask for these players to catch Chelsea but we need to gain some of their characteristics, that never-say-die attitude.
I don't believe that Chelsea are better than us football wise. Although that does seem farcical after being beat 3-0 by them! They just want it more and and have an inner strength, a belief that they will beat whoever is put in front of them.
We shouldn't dwell on this now. Its over. Done. Lets forget the hiding, put it behind us and get behind the boys. I know its hard to do but they need a pick-me-up and we have to provide that.
Keep it Goonerish..............

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

So Darren Fletcher reckons it is Arsene Wenger's fault? Nothing to do with this then?

"We are starting to see Mr Wenger's comments beginning to influence referees which is a shame," Fletcher said. "Now we have to raise our game and ensure these decisions are not affecting the match.

Fast forward a couple of weeks;

“I don’t want to sound big-headed but I’ve never come up against anyone who has torn me to shreds,” said Fletcher.

“The only time that’s happened has been in training against Roy Keane and Paul Scholes. I watch how good Lampard, Fabregas and Gerrard are but when we play them I think ‘Right, I’m going to see how good you really are! I’m going to get against you and see how you like it. And when you’ve not got the ball I’m still going to get about you and see how you like it. I’m going to ask you ‘Do you fancy it? Do you like getting kicked? Do you like the fact I am going to be at you for the whole 90 minutes?’ As soon as you get the ball I am going to be in your face. You are not going to like it one bit. Are you ready for that because that’s what’s going to happen’

Oh dear!

Maybe this is the reason ref's pick on you Darren!

Keep it Goonerish...............

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Please don't taint your image Kolo!

Like many I was disappointed when Kolo Toure left the Arsenal. I wasn't devastated though. It was always on the cards. Ever since the day he handed in a transfer request.

When wearing the shirt nobody could deny that Kolo gave it his all. That's the image I have of Kolo Toure. He would have bled for us.

I always thought that he was extremely loyal but I have to admit I was a little gutted by his transfer request in January. I thought it was a little weak.

Now we know the real reason he handed the request in. He had problems with certain players at Arsenal. Especially a certain person.

What Kolo has to gain by revealing this now I have no idea. I just wish he hadn't said anything at all.

There are people I don't like at work but I bite my lip and get on with it. That's life. I'm surprised that this is the reason for Kolo's departure.

If Toure had just got on with it, pulled his socks up and played like he did prior to 2008 then maybe he could have finished his career at Arsenal. Like he wanted too.

In truth, although Kolo is rightly regarded as a recent legend at Arsenal and rightly so, Arsenal have become a better side without him. Harsh it sounds but very true.

I'll always try to remember Toure with aplomb. He was part of the invincibles afterall and he grafted for Arsenal. We loved him and he loved us.

But I have a nagging doubt in my mind that he is slightly bitter. I hope I'm very wrong but he should take a leaf out of Thierry Henry's book.

Everytime I hear Henry speak about us it is in glowing terms. That's how it should be. That's how Kolo should speak about us too. We made him.

He should forget about moaning about Arsenal and keep the legacy he created at Arsenal intact. He shouldn't whinge about player power forcing him out because that only annoys people.

I know Kolo plays for a rival now but he should just talk about the good things he had at Arsenal because I want to remember him as a legend. Not as something else.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sign. Him. Up.

Despite all the bad news coming out of the Emirates recently regarding injuries, and the numbers amount to a whole side, there has been some good news also.

Several players have signed new contracts at the club, the latest being Eduardo. Now forgive me if I'm wrong but I'm sure that I read somewhere that Eduardo was disillusioned at Arsenal because we were hesitating to offer him a new long-term deal. This was Sunday. What happened today then? Someones 'sources' were wrong. As usual.

It's a healthy sign to see players like Eduardo and Vela signing new long-term deals at the Arsenal but there is one other player I hope we can persuade to sign a deal as well. William Gallas.

Gallas' current contract expires next summer. This means he can walk away from Arsenal for nothing at the end of his deal and he can talk to clubs from January about discussing a contract with them. I really hope that this doesn't happen.

Over the years we have lost players this way and every time it has been very frustrating to see. If Gallas runs down his contract and leaves then surely Arsene Wenger and Arsenal must begin to question the way they handle negotiations in the future.

We cannot allow Gallas to leave the way Edu and Mathieu Flamini did because it means we haven't learnt from previous lessons in the past. Personally I think that letting players get into the final year of their contracts is criminal. It gives the player the power simply because of the Bosman ruling.

Regardless of this, the reason I want Gallas to sign a new deal is not to prove that Arsenal have learnt their lessons from the past but because I rate Gallas as one of the best defenders in the world and I believe that Arsenal are stronger with him than without him.

He may not be everyone's cup of tea but he is some player. People have questioned his mentality in the past, well I believe he has answered his critics in the best way. By performing on the pitch.

Since being stripped of the captaincy Gallas has been the ultimate professional and I reckon that he deserves a huge amount of credit for that. Many said he would spit his dummy out and throw his toys out of his pram, well he has shut those people up!

We are seeing the best of Gallas now. This new look Arsenal side and the partnership he has created with Vermaelen has revitalised him. I hope we can get him to sign a new deal and in the future start negotiating new contracts with players a little earlier than in their last year!

Keep it Goonerish.........................

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

He must be irritating Manchester City fan's as much as he did us by now!

A few years ago a film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar called The Grudge came out. I won't lie, that film scared the shit outta me. There's a part when this little Japanese woman/ghost crawls out from under the duvet and it petrified me. I couldn't sleep for days.

Why are you mentioning The Grudge I hear you ask? Well, I know somewhere along the line a sequel was released and I never watched it. The first one scarred me for life, I'm not stupid enough to watch the second. But I hear a third could be released soon. In fact it's out already. It's called;

The Grudge-Adebayor V Arsenal!

Now I never hold a grudge. Grudge rhymes with fudge and I don't like fudge. Despite disliking fudge and it rhyming with grudge that is not the main reason I don't hold a grudge. I don't hold grudges because it's simply not worth it. It's sometimes better to let go and this is something Adebayor is finding very hard to do.

Again and again Adebayor mentions Arsenal and us Gooners. It's an obsession and this obsession cannot be good for his health. I don't really care about his well-being but the way he goes on it will eventually take its toll and Adebayor will become ill.

According to the latest Adebayor thinks that we believed he was a terrible player. I'm one Gooner who never thought he was a bad player. In my whole entire stinking existence I've always said he was a great player. The only problem was that he is a terrible person with a bad attitude.

This attitude will soon become apparent to Manchester City fan's. I'm pretty sure that he is even beginning to piss them off already. The explosive early season form has gone and the fact he keeps rambling on about Arsenal, and how he never wanted to leave us, must rankle around the City of Manchester stadium.

If Arsenal had just spent an absolute fortune on a player and he didn't stop whinging and going on about his former club I'd begin to ask questions about his desire to play for us. Surely that must be going through some of City's fans minds now?

Some people have agenda's and I believe that Adebayor has one with Arsenal. We have let go but he clearly can't. The only time I, or most other Gooners, mention him is when he has another little pop or when he declares how he never wanted to leave.

I won't lie. An Adebayor who is up for it and focused is a great player and would be a tremendous asset to any side. An Adebayor like City are seeing now is the one that we saw last season. He will do it anywhere.

I guess its not Arsenal's problem anymore and for the mood-swings and pettiness I'm thankful. It's City's problem now and I remember several of them coming on here to gloat when we sold him to them.

But I wonder if they still feel the same? I know if I was in a City fans shoes I'd begin to really think and ask myself some serious questions about Adebayor and his loyalty to my club because he has made it pretty clear he never wanted to leave Arsenal.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Be honest, are you surprised about RVP's injury?

I really really feel for Robin van Persie. The geezer is in the form of his life, has been injury-free for a long time and then BAM! This happens.

A torn fucking ankle ligament.

I'm no doctor so I have no idea how long these type of injuries last. I've googled it and there are various time scales but I'd say it is safe to rule him out for a while.

Knowing van Persie's luck we will probably be eating Easter eggs before he is kicking a ball again.

Of course teams will always suffer losing players to long-term injuries but it seems to me that Arsenal suffer them more than most. Especially in recent years. Has some gypsy put a curse on us? Have we pissed off the footballing gods?

I suppose we have to just get on with it and not feel sorry for ourselves but it is hugely frustrating when you see how influential he has been recently and the type of form van Persie is in.

Lets be honest here, it is a big blow to Arsenal but we have to believe that whoever steps in as the main striker is more than capable of doing the job. I believe that whoever comes in, be it Eduardo, Vela or maybe even Arshavin, can thrive there.

Eduardo or Vela have proved in the past that they can finish for fun and at a club like ours, where chances are always created, either will really relish the chance to put the ball in the back of the net. Maybe even more so than RVP has recently?

So while van Persie's injury is a negative perhaps a positive may evolve from the situation. Eduardo was bought by Wenger as a striker. Now maybe his chance to play there and regularly score goals.

He has been used mainly from the left this season and while he does a good job there we could do with him in the box where he can get on the end of things.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Thursday, 12 November 2009

So are Arsenal/Manchester City weaker without/with Kolo Toure then Stan Collymore?

If you really fancy a giggle then have a read of Stan Collymore's column in the Mirror. Now I would never claim to be the brains of Britain but this fella takes the biscuit.

He changes his mind more than I change my socks. And I do that at least four times a week.

Every week I look forward to reading his column because he makes me laugh. The problem for Stan is that his weekly ramblings are not meant to be funny.

He loves to have a pop. Especially at Arsenal. Around a month ago Collymore said the top four are all poorer than they were this time last year and that the halo of invincibility which has surrounded the four teams in recent years is certainly over.

So what you say?

Well in the same article Stan Collymore wrote about the top fours failings and he said of Arsenal; Arsenal for their part have lost Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City and I can guarantee Arsenal will be looking over their shoulders.

Looking over their shoulders at the emergence of Manchester City I presume.

Fast forward a month and Stan the man has changed his mind about Kolo Toure. Now instead of City being stronger and Arsenal being weaker, and these are Stan's own words, Manchester City have paid ridiculously over the odds for Toure and that he is simply not up to the job.

So what is it then Stan?

Are Arsenal weaker without Toure and Manchester City stronger with him? Or are Manchester City weaker with Kolo?

I'm sure he will change his mind next week and maybe he should think before he writes his articles in a national newspaper because people like myself read the little digs about Arsenal and remember them.

I suggest Collymore goes back to the woods and cracks on with dogging because thats all he appears to excel at. Oh wait, he got caught doing that too.

Keep it Goonerish................

Monday, 9 November 2009

Darren Fletcher owes Arsene Wenger an apology.

Who ever said that 'footballers have no sense of humour'? I don't know either. I just made it up.

If that quote did exist though then Darren Fletcher would be exempt. He believes, wait for it, that comments made by Arsene Wenger earlier in the season have resulted in him being singled out by referees.

I needed that good laugh!

So there you have it, Wenger has made referees hate Darren Fletcher and now the poor little darling is suffering for it as a result.

How Fletcher has even come to this conclusion I don't know. Old red nose must be spoon feeding him whatever he drinks because as far as I'm aware Wenger has never even named Fletcher as the culprit who booted our players up and down the pitch during the clash with United earlier in the season.

What Darren Fletcher needs to realise is that instead of blaming Wenger for the amount of fouls he gives away in a game he should take a look at himself. Its not Wenger's fault that he runs around kicking players and is in fact, a dirty little fouling bastard.

Reading what Darren Fletcher said made me laugh and I pissed my pants. So I want some new ones. Then again reading a lot of stuff coming straight out of Old Trafford makes me wet my undies. So they owe me loads of new pants.

So much crap comes out of the corridors of Old Trafford and most of it is very hypocritical. Nothing is ever Manchester United's fault and is always everybody else's.

I think that Fletcher should come out and give Arsene Wenger an apology. Wenger has never named him as the player who ran around booting players in the air and perhaps Fletcher should look a little closer to home before announcing that Arsene Wenger influences ref's.

Because Alex Ferguson doesn't do it does he?

Keep it Goonerish..............

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

And I thought that the Emirates had no atmosphere!

Many have taken the piss out of the atmosphere at the Emirates in the past. They did about Highbury too. But they can't deny that it wasn't a wall of noise on Saturday against the Spuds!

It was electric and a right smack in the face for those who have a dig about us Gooners being the silent type.

We Gooners were bang up for this game. I had the feeling we were dying to get revenge over that lot down the road because of the way we gave away a 4-2 lead the last time we played them at the home of football.

The noise was more impressive because early kick-offs are well known for lacking in atmosphere mainly due to the fact people aren't drunk and because most are still half-asleep!

Of course games against the Spuds will always get the blood pumping and you are more up for it than most other games but wouldn't it be nice if it was always like this at the Emirates?

As said the place was rocking and if we could get the atmosphere going like this at every game it could create the Emirates into one of the most intimidating stadiums in Europe. Easily.

I'd say that on the road Gooners create as much noise as anyone. If not more. They deserve a lot of credit for that. Lets try and match that commitment at our own home like we did on Saturday and turn the Emirates into a regular hotbed of noise and intimidation.

It was that loud that even Arsene Wenger couldn't get his point across and he threw he jacket in frustration. I'd like to see Le Boss do that more often! In a good way of course!

Keep it Goonerish.................

Monday, 2 November 2009

Wrighty7 apologises to the offended Irish and Irish Gooners

In my last post I wrote;

"As per usual there was the pre match lip coming from the Lane. Robbie Keane AKA pointy shouty Leprechaun bloke was full of it."

I believe I offended some Irish people and Irish Gooners. Let me say sorry if I have offended you.

The comment about Robbie Keane was made in jest and I didn't mean to cause offence.

Keep it Goonerish...................

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Harry Redknapp? A hypocritical twat!

As per usual there was the pre match lip coming from the Lane. Robbie Keane AKA pointy shouty Leprechaun bloke was full of it. Apparently Tottenham have more depth than Arsenal. The truth? Tottenham have less depth than my local swimming baths. What a silly boy.

Harry Redknapp is just as bad. I know he has to big his side up but the truth is that Tottenham haven't closed the gap on Arsenal. The gap is still as big as the one in Madonna's front teeth and Redknapp or a brace will never close it.

Speaking of Redknapp just what is his problem with Gooners? The bloke seems to have a vendetta with us. Remember the Adebayor situation? He couldn't wait to stick his oar in then and he has opened his trap again.

Now he and the Spurs staff reported a Gooner for swearing. Boo-Hoo Redknapp. How about this for swearing; Go fuck yourself you baggy-eyed muggy hypocritical little twat! What do you expect at a football match these days? People to just turn up and drink tea and eat cakes?

Good old Harry has pissed me right off here. He complains about a little bit of swearing but what when 30 odd thousand Spuds sing about Wenger being a paedophile? Where is his moral conscience then? I don't see old baggy-eyes complain then or say anything about that.

Where was Harry's moral conscience when he walked out on Pompey? Not once,oh no, but twice. The bloke has double standards all the time and the amount of excuses that came out of his mouth is unreal.

He should take a leaf from Arsene Wenger's book. Wenger is a gentleman and a real man. In my opinion he gets the worst abuse that a man can get time and time again at the Lane but you never see him react. Redknapp is crying over a little swearing.

I can't see how and why a lot of people, in the media and in general, like Harry Redknapp. I think he a mercenary who shows no loyalty and is a man who really only cares about number one. He says he loves it at Tottenham and the Spuds fall for it but I'd bet everything I own that he would walk out on them if a better offer came along.

It'll be interesting to see if Harry has a go at every supporter that swears or is it just Gooners?

Keep it Goonerish...............

Monday, 26 October 2009

F**k me, its only 26/10/09 and the doom-mongers are out already!

Shall we just give up now? Fuck the title race, fuck the cups and fuck Arsenal. Lets just give up because we drew with fucking West Ham. Excuse the fucking French.

I had a look round some of the Arsenal sites today and I wished I hadn't of bothered. It depressed me. Some of the comments I've seen made me shake my head with despair. It's the end of October and the doom-mongers are out in force already.

Lets get some perspective people!

I know it was frustrating, I know it does your head in but I get the vibe that some Gooners have given up. And we ain't even reached Halloween yet!

At the end of the day think about the result yesterday. It was a balls up but I've seen a lot of people having a dig at Arsene Wenger. What more could he have possibly done?

Listen, Wenger has all the excuses in the world usually and it can be embarrassing but I sympathise with Arsenal and Le Boss.

We were Tom Cruiseing it until a bad decision from the ref gave The Hammers a chance from a free-kick and they duly scored. Ahh you say, thats an excuse Wrighty, you blamed the ref. Yes I am blaming the ref my little sweetheart, but I'm going to blame Mannone as well.

What can Wenger do if his side is 2-0 up in the 74th minute, looking comfortable, the ref gives a shitty decision and then his keeper makes a terrible save to allow West Ham back into the game? Could Wenger have saved the ball?

What happens next is all the sudden West Ham, who looked beaten and more dejected than Nick Griffin on Question Time, get a lift and the crowd are sniffing blood.

West Ham then get a debatable penalty. Personally I think giving that penalty was a soft decision but the ref was probably influenced by the shout for another penalty he turned down a little earlier. Is that fair? Nope.

Look at the TV replays and it may seem that Arsenal and Gallas got away with it. It appears that Gallas made contact but look again very closely and you will see that Scott Parker wasn't touched, in fact he fucking dived. Ask yourself, what can Wenger do about that?

I don't really recall West Ham threatening Arsenal in open play the whole game, Diamanti livened West Ham up but all his shots were from the halfway line. We looked very secure and the game certainly changed when West Ham scored from a poor save and a very poor decision to the give the free-kick in the first place.

Yes it is two points dropped but we aren't the only club that is dropping points and I'm sure that there will be more point-dropping in the future. From everyone.

Of course yesterday will feel like a defeat but it's October and people are already writing us off. Are these the same people who were geeing us up before the last two games? When we were on a winning streak?

Also I've noticed that the digging out of certain players is happening again, especially Diaby, Song and Eboue. I must say this. If you dig those players then you need to dig out everyone. Did Arshavin play any better than those mentioned? Did Fabregas? It can't be one rule for some and not others.

How about we get over this disappointing result, not dig anyone out and back the team. I think it would be wise considering we have the Spuds coming up.

Keep it Goonerish............

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Diaby causes stains in my Arsenal pants!

Have you ever warmed up before a game of football, given a sneaky little glance at the opposition and seen some big lanky lump lumbering around the pitch?

If you have, I'm sure that nine times out of ten you will think, 'I bet that player is strong and is good in the air'.

Is that what opposing teams think about Abou Diaby?

There is a problem with that though. The opposition may believe this, but when they actually start playing they will probably realise that Diaby isn't a danger to their own side in the air. Noooooo, in fact Diaby is a danger to Arsenal!

Remember the own goal against Manchester United? What a bullet of a header that was! Well, Diaby even tried outdoing that shenanigan last night.

Having scored the most bizarre own-goal of the season already, Diaby decided to try and beat it by scoring an own-goal with his chest which, unfortunately for him, but fortunately for us, hit the bar.

Diaby was also out-jumped for the AZ goal by a player, who was at most, half the size of him.

Now, when you read this please don't think that I hate on Diaby because I don't. But lets be honest, Diaby is tall, he should be a threat for Arsenal at set-pieces and he should be able to help us in a big way at defending them. Really he does neither. Except cause immense panic. Causing stains in my Arsenal pants.

We should either;

A) Keep Diaby away from our area when defending absolutely anything or;

B) Teach Diaby how to head the stinking ball.

On his day Diaby can be incredible. When he isn't on his day then frankly I'd rather have John Jensen back in the fold.

Diaby has brilliant attributes but also equally bad attributes. I'm sure he is working on his weaknesses and when he improves them we will see a player who can compete with the best and even better them.

Imagine a Diaby who can head the ball and tackle? Exciting.

Keep it Goonerish................

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Henry or Fabregas in Manchester City shirts?? Do me a favour!

Who hates international football week(s)? Hands up. You at the back? Yep, me too.

International football week(s) means no Arsenal, so that means no proper football. I hate that. Almost as much as I hate treading in dog-shit as soon as I've slipped on a brand new pair of white Reebok work-outs fresh from the box.

It also means that there are newspaper columns and Internet web-sites to fill despite there not really being any news to fill the empty spaces. So that results in stories being made up. A bit like Father Christmas. Apparently he doesn't exist. Yeah right. How else do those presents get under my tree?

Anyway, the newest piece of shit, I mean made up news, I've read/heard is that Manchester City are set to prise Cesc Fabregas away from us. For £45m. Yes, £45m! £45m wouldn't buy Fabregas' right ear-lobe.

I know news is hard to come-by but please, could you see Cesc in a Manchester City shirt? I mean really? Go on try. It aint gonna happen.

The reason? Money isn't the be-all and end-all with Cesc Fabregas. He is an actual dying breed in the game. He is loyal. Like Thierry Henry.

I'll be honest and admit that Manchester City's emergence is good for the English game. It raises the bar. But can anyone really tell me that players would have gone there if it wasn't for the cash they are offered and finally earn?

Gareth Barry would only leave Aston Villa for a Champions League club? Apparently! Would Carlos Tevez have left one of the biggest clubs in the world to join their neighbours if it wasn't for the cash? Nope, and he'll do the same to City in two years.

Adebayor? The biggest cash-whore in the world. He actually bathes in money. Lescott? He loved it so much at Everton until he was seduced by the green offered to him. Robinho? Ha. Maybe even Kolo? I could go on.

Thierry Henry wouldn't join City out of respect of Arsenal, Wenger and of course, us Gooners. No matter what money was offered to him. I would bet my house, car, dog and my new shit-stained Reebok work-outs on that. The same with Cesc.

Henry would hate to play against Arsenal and he would hate to have to win against them. In a Manchester City shirt he would have to do just that. If Cesc Fabregas left, I have every reason to believe the same.

They have red and white flowing through their veins. Could they bleed for Manchester City? Nope! Unlike most who end up in a City shirt, things mean more to those two than money. Loyalty, love and the fact they aint mercenaries help!

Keep it Goonerish.............

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Will you just F**K OFF? Seriously, isn't it time Barcelona were done for tapping up?

I've lost all respect for FC Barcelona.

Of course they have the living legend Thierry Henry and on their day football-wise they are almost as good as Arsenal reserves but thats about it for me. To put it politely, they can go fuck themselves.

Its not Chico time but it has to be time for UEFA, FIFA or the WWE to throw the book at the Catalan's. They almost spend as much time tapping up Cesc Fabregas as they do playing football.

I'm sick of it!

Every week there are fresh reports coming from Spain that Fabregas will be a Barcelona player one day or that Barcelona are after him and will definitely get him in their ranks.

Is it not immoral and illegal to do what they do?

People like Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are quick to have a pop at Arsenal for signing youngsters and pretty much any English club, for anything, at every opportunity possible whilst the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid get away with, well, pretty much everything!

It makes me sick!

I accept that tapping-up is part and parcel of football. Of course it is. But to do it so blatantly? It's seems like Barcelona are above the law and a blind eye is given to their infuriating antics .

Is it different rules for Barcelona? It seems like it.

Will Blatter and Platini do anything? Of course not. They are wimps.

Keep it Goonerish..........

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Patrick Vieira? A perfect move for Arsenal AND Alex Song

Recently many HP Sauces, I mean 'sources', have revealed that a return to Arsenal could be on the cards for Patrick Vieira.

If this was indeed the case, I would welcome it more than a naked Rihanna fetching me a Chinese meal consisting of sweet and sour pork hong-kong style, BBQ spare Ribs, special fried rice, and a bottle of Peroni whilst jumping up and down singing 'Vieeeeeeeira, woooooooah'

That would be nice indeed!

I reckon, and this is scientifically proven, that Vieira coming back to Arsenal would perfect for Arsenal, my ego, and Alex Song. In the past Arsene Wenger has refused to sign players because he believes in this squad and the new player could interrupt the progression of some of his young stars. Well Vieira could be an exception.

Vieira knows the Arsenal way, and more importantly, the Wenger-way. His long legs may not be the force they once were but the old brain stills knows what it is doing.

The new 4-3-3 formation would suit Vieira more than Cristiano Ronaldo in a room full of mirrors. He could sit in front of the back-four all day long, winning the ball and distributing it on more ways than one.

He would provide more experience than that Granny brass who Wayne Rooney shagged and that is more experience than you could imagine. More importantly, he has winning experience. He knows how to do it in the business end of the season. From January onwards we will need that when chasing the title.

Alex Song will be away for a holiday to Africa for about six weeks in January. Looking through the squad who else can do that holding role? Senderos? The move for Vieira makes even more sense.

When Song returns from holiday with Vieira in the squad he will have one of the best players in the world to listen and learn from who plays in his role. I mean really, what other defensive midfielder can Song learn from in the Arsenal squad? Some 12 year old from Austria?

I'd love it if Vieira came back. It would give everyone at the Arsenal a huge lift. We are flying high at the moment, could we get any higher? With Vieira and the title we could.

Keep it Goonerish...........

Monday, 5 October 2009

I love you too Cescy baby!

I love our little Catalan-kid, we love our little Catalan-kid and best of all, our little Catalan-kid loves us too!

Usually when a player kisses the badge of a football club I wanna violently puke up my dinner because nine times out of ten that player doesn't mean it really. It's for show.

Now with Cesc we all know that he does mean it. He truly truly truly loves Arsenal and us Gooners. He has a close bond with us like Thierry Henry still does to this very day and probably will have for the whole entire stinking future.

There was slight criticism towards Cesc Fabregas recently from some Gooners. I know because I was one of those Gooners. I didn't slaughter him, I never would, but I admit that I believed that he had his head turned slightly and he needed to sort it out.

Well, he has shut me up!

It must be frustrating for him to be asked the same questions all the time about Barcelona or Real Madrid but the best way for him to answer is to perform like he did yesterday. He was immense.

I'm sure there will be a time that Cesc eventually does go home to Spain, none of us would begrudge him that, but nobody could say that he isn't loyal. And I thought that loyalty is out of the game these days? It's refreshing to see.

I've heard people say that foreign players will never be loyal to a club in another country, well Arsenal have proved that notion in the ocean wrong. We have/had loads of players from other countries that have been at the club for donkeys years and that is something to be proud of.

Cesc Fabregas is a special person and player. I apologise wholeheartedly for even half-thinking that he had his head turned.

Keep it Goonerish..............

Saturday, 3 October 2009

A message to Harry Redknapp; Keep it shut!

I wanted to write this the other day when I actually read a piece that Harry 'check out my eye-bags' Redknapp wrote in his column in the Sun newspaper. My apologies for it being later than a London bus.

He seems to have a massive opinion on Adebayor-gate and my advice to him is to keep his mouth shut. He hasn't stopped going on about it. It's obvious that he is just trying to knock Gooners so that the Spuds will take to him a little more.

Redknapp spoke of contrasting celebrations by players who scored goals against their former clubs and I can't believe that he justified Adebayor's celebration but slaughters Carlos Tevez who, when scoring against former club West Ham, gave a dignified wave to the Hammers supporters and actually wanted forgiveness.

He actually criticised Tevez for NOT celebrating his goal and I find that amazing. What did he want Tevez to do? Incite the crowd like Adebayor did? Did Redknapp want a near-riot? I actually believe that Redknapp is jealous because the Argentinian is loved in the East-End and he is far from loved there these days.

He then uses his own nephew Frank Lampard as an example. Now readers of this blog know that I also use Lampard as an example quite often, usually as a piss-take. One thing I have to say though is that Lampard gets a lot of stick down at West Ham but I have yet to see him run the length of the pitch and sliding on his knees after scoring against them just to say 'I've scored, 'ave some of that' as Redknapp puts it himself.

Redknapp seems to forget the reasons why Adebayor is hated at Arsenal now. He wrote about the good bits, the fact we signed him for £7m and sold him for £25m but he forgets that Ade professed his love for Arsenal one minute and the very next was whoring himself to everyone.

He forgets the last season Ade had at Arsenal. The season that Adebayor actually thought he had made it and was as good as Thierry Henry. The lazy Adebayor who wasn't earning his big-money contract and who was basically mugging off Gooners who pay a lot of money to watch their heroes every week.

Good old Harry forgets that Adebayor has done nothing but slag Arsenal off since he left the club and has probably inflamed the situation ten-fold. It was always gonna be a pressure cooker game. Adebayor made sure of that. Who could blame Gooners for being a little upset?

Perhaps Redknapp wants to look a little closer to home before he embarrasses himself anymore. He forgets the abuse that Sol Campbell received at the hands of his very own club. Did Sol Campbell ever react to years of stick from the Spuds, and abuse that was far worse than what Adebayor had, whilst wearing an Arsenal shirt? Of course he didn't. That showed a real man.

Adebayor had 80 minutes of it and lost the plot. Before Harry Redknapp actually wrote his piece did he actually think about it? Of course not. He has no brain. Would Gooners have reacted so angrily if Adebayor didn't celebrate the way he did? Noooooooooo. Sure there would have been abuse, but the near-riot was caused by the Togo-Twat. I don't care that football is an emotional game and that poor Ade took a load of stick, what he did was ridiculous. It was asking for trouble.

Imagine for a second that the Togo-Twat had the savvy to do what Tevez did, that would have said a lot for the man and probably would have stunned us Gooners into silence. Instead we saw the true dick-head he is and Redknapp defends that but knocks Tevez??? Shows me what type of man Redknapp is actually.

Keep it Goonerish............

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Why do we always have to dig someone out?

I've noticed something in recent times and I'll be honest; I don't like it. In fact I hate it. I hate it as much as that Jack Daniel's sauce I bought from Tesco on Sunday for £2.54. The sauce leaves a sour taste in my mouth and so does this.

I'll probably upset some of my fellow Gooners here but I believe it has to be said; Why do we always dig someone out?

Like Frank Lampard eating cake we are never satisfied. Last night, in my belief, Arsenal played some of the best football we are likely to see all season from any side and I include the pundits favourites Manchester United and Barcelona.

We tore Olympiacos a new arsehole. They aint no mugs. Sure, they've lost every game that they have ever played in their stinking existence in England but they aint no mugs all the same. I was drooling at times and that usually only happens when the chinese waiter brings out my BBQ spare ribs.

So instead of revelling in yet another superb performance from my beloved Arsenal I'm slightly down because some of us choose to bemoan a certain players performance instead of cumming in our pants at our excellentness.

I know people, Gooners especially, have a right to their own opinion. Mine is an honest opinion on all things Arsenal........Well I'll try! (see the banner on the top of the page) I worry though that sometimes we tend to concentrate on the negatives and not the positives.

In recent times some Gooners, maybe myself included, have resorted to digging out their own. The most recent I've noticed is Diaby. Now I know that Diaby can be more frustrating than suffering from impotence whilst Megan Fox performs a naked lap-dance for you giving it the come-on but it's something that has to stop.

We haven't gone as far as booing him but I'm beginning to feel the same kind of vilification building towards him as Bendtner and Eboue have received in the past.

Maybe Diaby senses it? Perhaps if we gave him more support then we would see the best of him? At times he is breath-taking, other times infuriating but he is what we got, so is the rest of the squad, and I suggest we get behind them.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Monday, 28 September 2009

Announcing record profits may release the fury in the future!

So there you go. We have got dough to spend. In fact we have so much dough I reckon that Kingsmill and Warburton are shitting themselves.

Now it's all good Arsenal announcing these record profits. In fact its fucking awesome. The problem though is Arsenal may have just kicked themselves right up the arse!

Of course the Arsenal board are probably feeling very smug sitting on their throne of world-record breaking profits but I reckon they have just released a time-bomb that could go off next May.

If, at the end of this campaign, Arsenal do not achieve success for another year then there could be a lot of Gooners going more mental than a Whitney Houston break-down.

After the stadium move I knew things would be tighter than Frank Lampard trying on an XXX Large wooly jumper but these announcements could make things very difficult for Arsene Wenger.

There have been grumbles from disgruntled Gooners over the lack of spending by the gaffer in the past. Now we know that he has got money to spend there will be many questions as to why he hasn't spent it to improve our squad.

I know Wenger believes in this squad even more than The Darkness believe in love but over the course of a long campaign it may become a little stretched. The quality is there. But I'd be a little happier knowing there was more quantity, with quality, too.

I actually thinks it's great we have a manager that cares about the future of the club and that Wenger will not skint us out but others won't see it like that. When you look at the money others spend then it can be hard to not feel frustrated when we never seem to use ours!

And we need to use it for the right reasons!

We all know that football fans have a short fuse. Arsenal might just have lit one that will burn until May and it has the potential to go ape-shit!

Keep it Goonerish.............

Thursday, 24 September 2009

People love having a pop at us- but we always turn up!

In the past, the present and I'm sure in the future, supporters of other clubs have often laughed at our expense because of a lack of atmosphere at our home games.

Laugh they may but at least we always turn up!

There was over 56,000 at the Carling Cup game with West Brom the other night. This despite the fact that everyone knew the average age of the side would be around 13.

Put this into contrast with the mighty Manchester United. They had a pitiful 51,000. Granted, they probably would have had 52,000 but I heard there was a pile up on the motorway from London to Manchester so it meant a lot of people couldn't make it.

The lack of trophies at the Emirates may be worrying in recent years but I have to take my hat off to Gooners. We always appear in our droves at the Emirates and away games.

Keep it Goonerish.......

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Brede Hangeland link

To be honest, it fucking bores me.

Have you ever watched paint dry? Read a phone book from start to finish? Read this blog? Watched Arsenal under George Graham? Listened to a Spud going on about top four finishes?

It's all boring stuff but none of it bores me as much as the Brede Hangeland link.

Why does it still exist? They say (who says?) that there is no smoke without fire. Well, I say bollocks.

Brede Hangeland is not coming to Arsenal. I would bet all my life savings, my house and my 1992 Premier League Panini sticker book, which I might add is completed, that the giant American/Norwegian will not end up at the Emirates.

The geezer's agent, Rune Hauge, is trying to whore Hangeland about a little. A bit like an agent pimp. It reminds me of Felipe Melo's agent, who did the same in the summer.

Many agents use Arsenal's good name as a bargaining tool when;

A) They are either trying to get their clients a new and improved contract, which gives themselves a beautiful, even more beautiful than Megan fox, little bonus in the back burner,


B) They want to flaunt their players physique around, tempting clubs to buy the sexiness and in return gaining a lovely jubbly amount of money for doing the deed.

Most don't care about the player. Most just want their pockets lined. With cash. Loadsa cash.

It's funny how the link resurfaces when Arsenal are playing Fulham in a few days time. Coincidence? Methinks not.

Why would we need Hangeland anyways? I hear that William Gallas could be rewarded with a new deal at Arsenal and Thomas Vermaelen is by far the best defender that I, and Arsenal, have ever seen in our whole entire stinking existences.

I think the American/Norwegian is a good player but is one who would struggle at Arsenal. More often than not our two centre-backs are exposed more than Britney Spears' minge after a night out with Lindsey Lohan.

Hangeland suits a compact formation and you don't get a lot more compact than a Compaq presario laptop or Fulham.

He's staying where he is so please, please, please, PLEASE! Let. This. Rumour. Die!

Keep it Goonerish.................

Monday, 21 September 2009

Arsenal's "cheating" is mega exposed but how come our mega "sportsmanship" is often ignored?

If you believe what you have read recently then you would think that Arsenal are a load of cheating bastards. Not the type of bastards who cheat on their missus but the type who cheat on the football pitch.

Say you came from Mars, just landed in England and developed an interest in football you would probably reckon that Eduardo invented the dive and that Eboue thinks he is the new Maradona.

I admit that Eduardo made the most of his incident, he went down easier than Paris Hilton does but Eboue's latest "cheat storm" is that he tried scoring with a volley-ball tactic only seen on Eurosport at three in the morning.

I know for a fact that Eboue DIDN'T try to cheat the other day because I did the same last week in my own football match! SHOCK SHOCK HORROR! WRIGHTY7 IN CHEAT STORM! Why did I do it? It was just instinctive. I wasn't trying to score, I just did it. I think it was because I couldn't be arsed to get the ball when it went off.

Now I know that Arsenal have ball-boys but perhaps Eboue went back to the playing days of his youth and just did what was instinctive. Trying to catch the ball because he couldn't be bothered to get it. We know he can be lazy. Wait a minute.....that's Song. My mistake.

Eboue may seem a little bit of a doughnut at times but I don't think that he is daft enough to replicate Maradona.............

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that Arsenal don't "cheat" or "simulate" anymore than any other club but of course when they do it is highlighted more than Manuel Almunia's hair. Why? Fuck knows but I'm certain that we show more sportsmanship than anyone else.

How many clubs would offer to play a match again because of an unfair goal? I'm going back a few years but remember Arsenal V Sheffield United in the FA Cup? We offered to to replay the match because United were harshly done by. Would anyone else have done that?

Last season Andrei Arshavin showed true sportsmanship when he was felled in the box against Portsmouth only to get up and wag his finger at the ref indicating it was no foul. Did we hear about that for days? Fuck no.

I suppose this is the day and age we live in but people must remember the good as well as the bad. Arsenal are more sporting than Sporting Lisbon. We are a great club with great tradition and if I see those little fellas from Mars then I will let them know that fact.

Keep it Goonerish..........

Friday, 18 September 2009

Is it me or does Cesc Fabregas look like a man with the world on his shoulders?

I hope I'm not making a mountain out of a mole hill here but I'm worried about our little darling Cesc Fabregas.

I hate to say it but I've watched him in recent games and he doesn't seem right. His body language and the way he is playing suggests that he either has things on his mind or he is just short of confidence.

It's obvious he loves Arsenal, he has said he is more than happy here plenty of times, but perhaps there is something just niggling away at the back of his mind.

It's hard to criticise Cesc because he is the skipper and the face of Arsenal football club but I think that maybe he has had his head turned slightly. I reckon in the summer, when on international duty, Fabregas was tapped up yet again.

Now I don't think that Cesc has to publicly declare that he is staying at Arsenal again, he does enough already, but I think he needs to have a serious thinking session with himself. If he is having doubts about being at Arsenal then he seriously needs to weigh up his options.

I'd imagine that the idea of playing for Barcelona is very attractive, especially for a young Catalan like himself. It's like Arsenal wanting to sign me or you as a youngster. Would a move to Barca be a good one for him in the next couple of years? I don't think so.

However good Fabregas is, I think he would struggle to get into the Barcelona side at the moment. In my opinion Barca have the best midfield partnership in the world. Of course Barca are the cream of Spain and Europe but I don't think Fabregas would be happy getting splinters in his arse from the bench.

Of course there would be hysteria in Barca at the capture of Fabregas but how long would that last? At Arsenal he is loved by Gooners and will be forever. He is the lynchpin at Arsenal, numero uno, and pretty much has the side built around him. At Barca he would be just one of the boys.

I understand he is ambitious, I know he wants to win things. He can at Arsenal but firstly he needs to shake off this "hang-over" and begin to show us the Fabregas we all know because if Fabregas is buzzing so is this Arsenal team. And a buzzing Arsenal are untouchable.

Keep it Goonerish..........

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Jekyll and Hyde Arsenal CAN win things if...

We are more Jekyll and Hyde than the Doctor himself and I swear a few more of Arsene Wenger's hair strands visibly turned grey before my very eyes in the first five minutes tonight.

Have you ever seen that programme Stressed Eric? It's that cartoon about a middle-aged Englishman who gets very stressed out and his vein strangles him when he loses the plot. Wenger had that look about him. I honestly thought that he had a biro pen on his neck tonight. It was actually a throbbing vein.

That's what this Arsenal side can do to you. Stress you out. Badly.

I get stressed because I know that on it's day this Arsenal side can smash the shite out of any side in the whole entire stinking world. Yet on a bad day.......

Luckily for us we had the resolve to pull something out of the bag tonight. That's a good sign in my book. Okay we were two-bob for much of the game but we won. Had Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool won in similar fashion then we would hear how about the grit shown and how much character they have. Hopefully we hear the same for Arsenal.

Hand on heart I believe we can win things but only if we quit making the amateurish mistakes we continually commit. I'd say that we could have cut 90% of the goals conceded if we showed more concentration in our games this season.

Clearly this needs to be worked on. How do you improve concentration? Don't ask me but there has to be an expert in this field somewhere. Preferably a Gooner too.

Keep it Goonerish...............

Sunday, 13 September 2009

I actually feel sorry for Emmanuel Adebayor....

.....because he was obviously dropped on his head as a baby.

I often wonder if over the years he has developed a form of dementia. He seems to be very very deluded. I'm sorry if I offend anyone with dementia. Being compared with Adebayor may seem insulting but it is the only way I can describe his ramblings, especially his attempt at an apology.

I'd like to be the bigger man and say that I would accept his apology but I say fuck the prick. He doesn't mean it. He probably only did it because someone behind the scenes at Manchester City told him to do it. The reason? Probably to try and prevent the FA from punishing him in a major way.

He has to be punished. What he did was plain stupid and you have to ask what sort of a role model he is. Why run the whole length of the pitch and celebrate in front of us like that? It was pure provocation and that is the bottom line. I don't care that he was emotional, he had to time to think to himself whilst he ran like Forrest Gump that it would be a stupid thing to do.

As for his stamp/kick out/assault on RVP, he didn't mean that either. It was his football boot's fault you see. It has a mind of it's own. It decided that it didn't like the look of RVP's face and unfortunately for Adebayor it was attached to his foot hence the reason it's seems that Ade stamped/kicked/assaulted poor Robin's boat race.

It's funny how life works out isn't it? Going back a couple of years I would never have believed that Adebayor would ever be this hated by Gooners but it is all his own doing. Not in his little mind of course but that is the dementia-related disease or the dropping on his head as a baby kicking in.

Karma is a funny thing and I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around. Adebayor will get his comeuppance for his antics yesterday and although I'm sure that many Manchester City fans have taken him to their hearts and enjoyed his shenanigans I do have some advice for them; it won't last.

The geezer is trouble and that has been proved at every club he has played for, not forgetting the grief he has caused the Togo national coach in the past too. I'm 100% confident that he will cause Manchester City the same kind of grief he has caused us and all the other clubs he has been with.

Keep it Goonerish..............

Thursday, 10 September 2009

I cheered more when Eduardo scored than when England did!

I'm glad that Eduardo scored. Proper glad. That geezer does not deserve any of the treatment he is getting at the moment.

Yep, he went down easier than Audley Harrison against Celtic but you would have thought the Crozillian invented diving the way everyone is going on.

People in the pub asked why I was cheering Eduardo on. The reason? I'm more Arsenal than England any day and that goal was just a little pay back for the rough justice that he is receiving from all quarters.

Let me tell you something. If these donuts think that a little booing and jeering will affect Eduardo then they better think again. That man has been through more than they can imagine.

Eduardo had his leg snapped worse than a Kit-Kat and is lucky to even be playing again. Does anyone really think that the abuse will put him off his game?

I think I get more angry than he does and that is because I see the likes of Rooney, Gerrard, Drogba and many more hit the deck faster than 52 card pick up and it pisses me off that it is brushed under the carpet.

To be honest if this harshness on Eduardo banishes diving from the game then it can only be a good thing I suppose. My fear is that Eduardo has been singled out and that is not fair on him and Arsenal.

Both will suffer now because ref's will scrutinise whether Eduardo went down easy. It happened last night. Eduardo should have had a penalty and it was more blatant than the fact that Frank Lampard eats pies for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Anyway we'll see how things progress. Lets see if others are as victimised as Eduardo has been.

Keep it Goonerish..........